|Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics - TED.com|
On March 17, 2014, a group of physicists announced a thrilling discovery: the “smoking gun” data for the idea of an inflationary universe, a clue to the Big Bang. For non-physicists, what does it mean? TED asked Allan Adams to briefly explain the results, in this improvised talk illustrated by Randall Munroe of xkcd.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; big bang; physics; TED2014; 2014
|David Christian: Big history - TED.com|
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; Internet; big bang; cosmos; education; history; humanity; universe; visualizations; 2011
|Patricia Burchat sheds light on dark matter - TED.com|
Physicist Patricia Burchat sheds light on two basic ingredients of our universe: dark matter and dark energy. Comprising 96% of the universe between them, they can't be directly measured, but their influence is immense.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; big bang; education; energy; physics; science; universe; TED2008; 2008